Seismic Gap May be Filled by an Earthquake near Istanbul

September 11, 2014 4:23 PM

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Seismic Gap May be Filled by an Earthquake near Istanbul

Researchers warn that the next large quake along the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey may occur approximately five miles to the west of Istanbul(red mark) Click to enlarge.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When a segment of a major fault line goes quiet, it can mean one of two things: The “seismic gap” may simply be inactive — the result of two tectonic plates placidly gliding past each other — or the segment may be a source of potential earthquakes, quietly building tension over de...

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